Project Manager, The Henry J. Leir Institute - The Fletcher School

Tufts University
  • Location
    Medford, Massachusetts
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 25

Position description

Project Manager, The Henry J. Leir Institute - The Fletcher School - 19002013

This is a limited term appointment, ending April 15, 2021, with the possibility of extending through April 15, 2022. This is a part-time position working 17.5 hours per week. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.

When submitting your application, please include a cover letter that describes why you are interested in the position and how your experience relates to the job! 

Department Summary: 

The Henry J. Leir Institute at The Fletcher School is hiring a Project Manager part-time to support the Corruption, Justice and State Legitimacy program’s inquiry into social norms and corruption. The purpose of this inquiry is to increase the integration of social norms concepts into anti-corruption work and programming. This project will involve the convening of expert groups, creation and testing of tools for social norm change, and development of communication strategies and tactics. The Project Manager will provide advanced support to ensure the successful implementation of the project in collaboration with the co-Directors. Specifically, the Project Manager will work on project strategy and activity development; contribute to design, testing, and revision of tools for social norm change; identify stakeholders and manages relationships; lead on the development of infrastructure for community of practice; organize workshops to convene key actors; manage communications strategy, including blog and targeted social media engagement; contribute to presentations, publications, and workshops; provide information to Grants Manager for quarterly reporting and financial management; write grant proposals for continued or new funding; and supervise Research and Communications assistants. The ideal candidate will have had field experience in countries of endemic corruption and/or in fragile and conflict-affected countries. Experience working on anti-corruption programming and/or social norms a plus. This is a limited term appointment, ending April 15, 2021, with the possibility of extending through April 15, 2022. 

Job Summary: 

Provides advanced, specialized subject matter knowledge to develop, implement, supervise and evaluate a university Program or Project in collaboration with Director or Principal Investigator. Develops goals and strategies; designs data management and reporting systems; manages communications strategy including blog and social media engagement; coordinates logistics for meetings and events including travel; provides research assistance; and monitors budgets.


  • Master’s degree in a related discipline (i.e. international relations, development, corruption, sociology) and minimum 3 years of work experience
  • Experience working in places of endemic corruption, preferably in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Experience facilitating workshops
  • Experience/education in program design, monitoring and evaluation
  • Knowledge of best practice in communications strategy with a special emphasis on social media 
  • Excellent communication skills – written and oral
  • Proactive and able to work independently to a deadline with a goal-focus
  • Experience managing multiple-work streams simultaneously
  • Detail oriented

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience as a technical assistant or advisor
  • Experience or education with google analytics or related web-based analytics tools
  • Experience of communities of practice or involvement with networks.
  • Experience writing practitioner-centric tools or guidance documents
  • Experience or education in communications and/or public affairs
  • Experience working in a university context

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